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Park
“This is great for swimming with the kids. There is man made beach plus swimming pools overlooking the Brisbane river! Massive playground. Great open green spaces. There is an arts, crafts market here also on Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sundays. We got a caricature drawing done of the kids a great keepsake! Lots and lots of food places to try!”
  • 457 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“There are always amazing, unique and different exhibitions and experiences at GOMA.”
  • 249 locals recommend
Theatre
“Located just across the river from the Brisbane CBD, the Queensland Cultural Centre is the arts and cultural hub of Brisbane. It is home to the State’s leading arts and cultural institutions such a as Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum and State Library of Queensland. Together with the South Bank Parklands, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and neighbouring institutions such as the Queensland Conservatorium, the Centre forms a concentration of cultural, educational, retail and recreational facilities. This collection of co-located cultural institutions on a single site is unique in Australia and rare worldwide. Locals and tourists alike are attracted to the award-winning architecture, programs, exhibitions and events which attract millions of visitors each year. Being centrally located in a vibrant part of the city, we strongly suggest you check for traffic updates before you visit and plan your trip to ensure you don't miss the start of your performance.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall is Queensland's premier shopping destination. The mall has long been considered the centre of fashion and retail in Queensland. This vibrant shopping and lifestyle precinct lies at the heart of Brisbane City and is arguably Australia’s most successful pedestrian mall. The Queen Street Mall offers an unrivalled mix of local, national and international labels and flagship stores. Some 700+ retailers have made their homes here – many enjoy mall and street frontage, others are tucked away inside world-class centres and heritage-listed arcades. A visit to the Queen Street Mall guarantees a complete leisure encounter. Restaurants, cafes, bars, cinemas, salons and day spas, 5-star hotels and a grand casino sit right on the mall. A five minute stroll will see you exploring Brisbane City’s galleries and museums, parklands and our gorgeous riverside.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic and Natural Science exhibits. Plenty of activities of children and adults, alike!”
  • 85 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Enjoy a walk in the beautiful botanic gardens and walk by the river You can also wander in the QUT university campus easy access from the city”
  • 102 locals recommend
Pet Service
“This park is beautiful huge and central. Next to the river, you can get on a river cat and travel up the river. ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“Essence is an ideal venue when attending Suncorp Stadium for Concerts, Rugby or Soccer Events. Only 3 trains stops from hotel to Milton. All ticket holders can travel for Free.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If Shopping is your thing, Indooroopilly Shopping centre is 1 bus stop away or a 2 minute drive. 3 levels of specialty shops. Free parking for 3hrs (+2hrs longer if you go to the movies there and scan your ticket)”
  • 82 locals recommend
Park
“A great place for a picnic and play in the beautiful gardens. There is a cafe and playground for the kids ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Ride lasts 10-15 mins, around 4 rotations. 360o Panoramic view of Brisbane city. Each gondola is fully enclosed & air-conditioned. 2 Gondolas have wheelchair access. No eating or drinking, but on board dining can be purchased. Kids under 3 embark for free. Each gondola can hold 6 Adults + 2 kids. KIds (4-11). Cost Adult $20.90/ or groupon ticket $15 ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Park
“Fabulous views of the river and city. Rock climbing and many activities as well. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is a single institution located across two adjacent river-side buildings in the Cultural Precinct at Brisbane's South Bank. QAGOMA holds a collection of historical, modern and contemporary art, and stages a dynamic program of Australian and international exhibitions. We are home to the Children's Art Centre which collaborates on interactive artworks with leading artists from around the world, and the Australian Cinematheque, the only dedicated cinema facility in an Australian art museum. QAGOMA operates its own retail outlets and cafes and restaurants, proceeds from which support the Gallery.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Climb the Historic Story Bridge and enjoy a great outdoor adventure with amazing views of the whole of Brisbane! ”
  • 44 locals recommend
History Museum
“Check out what is on. Can have some very interesting exhibitions. Can do a tour of the City Hall.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Cloud land is beautiful, even if you pop in for a cocktail just to say you’ve been there, Thursday night is Salsa night. Every other day featuring an Italian restaurant for lunch and dinner, this is most definitely a place to visit!! ”
  • 52 locals recommend